Capitol Inside positions the renowned education and healthcare lobbyist number 34 in elite list of 200

AUSTIN – Capitol Inside has ranked Chad Cantella number 34 of the 200 elite lobbyists featured in its 2019 Texas Lobby Power Rankings. Of roughly 2,000 lobbyists in the state, Cantella’s ranking places him in the top 1.5 percent of the most influential lobbyists in Texas.

Cantella is a principal of Texas Star Alliance – a Top 3 Texas Lobby team – and has over 25 years of experience lobbying in industries such as education, healthcare, criminal justice, technology and nonprofits.

“I am earnestly grateful and honored to be recognized in the company of such talented professionals,” Cantella said. “My goal is to provide clients exceptional legislative representation with focus, efficiency and integrity, and this ranking is particularly special because it validates that my team’s diligence and expertise is highly valued and respected among our peers and colleagues.”

Capitol Inside also recognized Eric Knustrom and Will Fullerton, who serve on Cantella’s team at Texas Star Alliance, as Texas Lobby Rising Stars.

Chad was also recently selected as a Top Texas Education Lobbyist by the Texas Education Council and a Five Star Healthcare Champion by the Private Providers Association of Texas. He and his team had a 90 percent bill passage rate in the 85th Legislative Session and are recognized for their unprecedented success in procurement lobbying.

For more information on Chad and his team, visit

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